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Welcome to our Language Provision page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

Our Language Provision Staff:

Miss Dixon – Teacher

Mrs Isted – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Helstrip – Speech and Language Therapist


13.7.20

Hello everyone, we have reached our final week of the strangest term ever! I hope you are all keeping well and are looking forward to the summer holidays. Please see below the learning activities for this week:

Phonics:

Daily phonics – Ask your child to practice their sounds and blend words.

Please continue the daily phonics lessons from Read Write Inc (the phonics program we use in school).

Set 1

Set 2  (For children that can read all Set 1 speed sounds).

Playing interactive games (found on links below) will help support your child to develop the key early reading skills they need in order to become confident and competent readers and writers.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/3-5-years/letters-and-sounds

A parents guide to phonics: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/learn-to-read-phonics/

Have some fun practising writing/recognising sounds you know from your phonics learning. Ask an adult to write the sounds on the path, using chalk . Fill a cup with water and use a paint brush to paint over the sounds. Remember to form your letters correctly.

Phonics Activities - Fun activities for toddlers — Little Hands ...

Reading:

Enjoy reading stories with your child on a daily basis. Make up stories and encourage your child to make up their own to encourage and support their creative and imaginative skills development.

Read the story or watch The Three Billy Goats Gruff:

To help you to introduce story vocabulary you can find Supporting resources Billy Goats Gruff word mat:

● Ask your child to retell the story helping them to sequence it, e.g. asking your child what happened at the beginning, the middle and end of the story.




● Talk about and model how you retell one of your favourite stories, using your voice in a range of ways to represent different characters.
● Ask your child what is their favourite story? Can they retell it? Who is your favourite character? Model how you would describe the Troll?


● Continue to enjoy listening to many other traditional tales (see summer time section below)

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/bedtime-stories-readers

Writing:This week’s English learning will also be based on the traditional tale, The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff - Animated Fairy Tales for Children ...

Lesson 1: Ask your child to retell parts of the story in sequence and help them to write a short caption for each character Speech
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Lesson 2: Help your child to recall different parts of the story. Story mapping – The Three Billy Goats Gruff

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Lesson 3: Help your child to tell the story by writing simple sentences.

Lesson 4: Watch the following links and ask your child to recall and list
some facts about goats:

Lesson 5: Help your child to continue to develop good hand coordination skills and begin to form letters correctly (remembering finger spaces in between words, capital letters and full stops) and independently master the cutting action through enjoyable tasks linked to the storyline

Maths:

Please find this week’s maths lessons on the following link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Follow the story of How Many Legs on the following link, to support your maths learning this week:

Science and Technology:

Make a waterslide to get George to slide down!

https://www.curiousgeorge.com/#games

Art and Design:
Write a message in the sand, if you can access real sand! If not, check out this great website where you can make a photograph instead:

https://photofunia.com/results/5f0af025fe31e2e6ab8b457c

P.E:

Check out these fun PE lessons on the following link:

https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-pe-classes/

Something extra: Take a look at the following link to find lots of activities which will keep you busy over the summer months.

School's out for Summer!
Stay Safe this Summer – and Keep Your Parents Happy!

It’s time to say goodbye for now. Take care, have a lovely rest and a fantastic summer holiday………and most importantly, stay safe Xx

6.7.20

Hi everyone, I hope you’ve had a good week and managed to get out and about to explore on your walks. Please see below the learning activities for this week:

Phonics:

Daily phonics – Ask your child to practice their sounds and blend words.

Please continue the daily phonics lessons from Read Write Inc (the phonics program we use in school).

Set 1

Set 2  (For children that can read all Set 1 speed sounds).

Playing interactive games (found on links below) will help support your child to develop the key early reading skills they need in order to become confident and competent readers and writers.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/3-5-years/letters-and-sounds

A parents guide to phonics: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/learn-to-read-phonics/

Reading:

Read a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book every day. This can be reading a book aloud every day or sharing a book with an adult. Youtube have lots of books to listen to if you haven’t many at home.

Talk about and model how you retell one of your favourite stories.


Ask your child what is their favourite story? Can they retell it? Who is your favourite character? Can you describe them? Can you draw a picture
of them? Allow them to describe and talk about their picture. Can your child blend and read 2 and 3 letter words in the book? E.g. cat, dig, up, at, sit, leg.

Talk about using the internet to find out information and facts. What facts can you find out about the seaside, their favourite animal etc?


Introduce your child to non- fiction books to teach them about the natural world. My first book of nature (take a look at this YouTube link to access the book) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDKqVh0iWBE

Handwriting:

Please continue to help your child to practise correctly forming all letters, remembering Capital Letters at the beginning of a sentence and full stops at the end.

Writing: This week we will look at the story of Supertato. In this set of lessons, we will meet some superheroes! 

Supertato: Amazon.co.uk: Hendra, Sue, Linnet, Paul: 9780857074478 ...

Find lessons on the following link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-byyear/reception/subjects/english

Follow the story of Supertato on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlaMeNmTG6c

Lesson 1: Today we will think of special powers that superheroes have and consider what we would do if we were superheroes, ensuring that we answer in a full sentence. We end the lesson by designing our own superheroes.

Lesson 2: In this lesson, we will listen to the story of Supertato, by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. We will decide who our favourite characters are and justify our decisions. After the lesson, we will draw a picture of them and label their key features. You can extend this lesson by thinking of a sidekick for Supertato and designing them.

Lesson 3: Next, we will commit the story of Supertato, by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, to memory by drawing a story map to represent each part. We will then talk through the story using the map. You can extend this lesson by thinking of an action to represent each part.

Lesson 4: In this lesson, we will think of an action to remember each part of the story ‘Supertato’, by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. We will then write the first part of the story, focusing on sounding out each word and using the prompts minimally. If you are looking for a challenge, you can make the sentences more complex by adding adjectives (describing words).

Lesson 5: Finally, we will continue to write our story of Supertato, by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. If you are not yet ready to write sentences, you can design a Wanted Poster to help catch The Evil Pea!

Maths:

This week’s activities are based around the books “The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet” and “The Dinosaur that Pooped the Past” By Tom Fletcher
and Dougie Poynter. and can be found at: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Children can listen to the stories on the following links:

Science:

 Paper cup bubble machine

Ready to put those engineering brains to the test? The paper cup bubble machine activity demonstrates how we can push air into a container in one area and see it emerge on the other side in a different form. Explain to your child that the purpose of the straw is to act as a tunnel.

What you need:

  • A bendy straw
  • A paper cup
  • Duck tape
  • Water
  • Dishwashing liquid or bubble bath

How you do it: 

This activity requires only the very basics, a bendy straw, a paper cup, duck tape, water and dishwashing liquid or some other foaming liquid (like bubble bath).

Place the straw through the cup somewhere near the bottom and use the duck tape to seal the hole.

The soapy water should submerge the straw in the cup – and voila – it’s ready for blowing bubbles!

Geography:
When we visit the beach, we usually like it to be a sunny day and we can check the weather forecast before we go. Have a look at the weather
today: https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather


On Purple Mash, make your own forecast for
today: https://www.purplemash.com/#app/pup/weather

Can you use the paint programme to paint a rainbow? https://www.purplemash.com/#app/pap/nature/rainbow

Music:

Children can experiment with sound and create real music with Busy Beats on Purple Mash on the following link:

https://www.purplemash.com/app/tools/busybeats

PSHCE:

Make a memory box

Lockdown has been a very unusual time, one that we will probably never experience again! Your job is to create a memory box. You need to fill it with things that will remind you of this time, so that in years to come you can look back at it and remember it.
You could include some work you did, photographs, objects and you can even write your future self a message!

Time capsule box | Etsy

P.E:

Take part in some fun PE this week with Andy’s wild workouts!

29.6.20

Hello everyone, I hope you’ve had a great week and had lots of fun in the sunshine. Please see below the learning activities for this week:

Phonics:

Daily phonics – Ask your child to practice their sounds and blend words.

Please continue the daily phonics lessons from Read Write Inc (the phonics program we use in school).

Set 1

Set 2  (For children that can read all Set 1 speed sounds).

Playing interactive games (found on links below) will help support your child to develop the key early reading skills they need in order to become confident and competent readers and writers.

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/3-5-years/letters-and-sounds

A parents guide to phonics: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/learn-to-read-phonics/

Reading: Enjoy reading every day by sharing stories written by the author Eric Carle. (Aim to read one per day)

Activity:

Can your child make connections between what is being read to them and their own experiences? E.g. When reading the Very Hungry Caterpillar, the child might say that they watched the caterpillar change to a cocoon at school.

Can your child make good guesses (predictions) based on the pictures, story and title? E.g using the picture and title on the front cover of the book, the child can predict that the book is about spiders.

Can your child find information from the story? E.g. Can you point to the animals in the story? How many spiders are there? Where did the crab live?

Can your child blend and read 2 and 3 letter words? E.g. cat, dig, up, at, sit, leg.

The Very Lonely Firefly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_

The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle

The Grouchy Ladybug: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr3ha03MsK0

The Grouchy Ladybug Board Book: Amazon.co.uk: Carle, Eric ...

The Very Busy Spider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEPYKmIt4dU

Very Busy Spider: Amazon.co.uk: Eric Carle: 9780241135907: Books

A House for Hermit Crab: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UlGQUNLwAQ

A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle

The Tiny Seed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_A_e6h-DhU

The Tiny Seed (Picture Puffin): Amazon.co.uk: Carle, Eric: Books

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Read stories to enhance your child’s knowledge and understanding of the natural world.

Handwriting:

Remember to help your child to practise correctly forming all letters, remembering Capital Letters at the beginning of a sentence and full stops at the end.

Writing: This week we will look at the story of Beegu and through this story we will become aware of how our actions affect others.

Find lessons on the following link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-byyear/reception/subjects/english

Follow the story of Beegu on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR3aopnBJ-A

Lesson 1: In this lesson, we will explore the theme of kindness. We will think of times people have been kind to us and what effect this has had on us. We will consider ways we can be kind to others and make a plan. We can extend this lesson by making a kind card and sending it to one of our friends or family.

Lesson 2: Today, we will listen to the story of Beegu, by Alexis Deacon. We will think about who has shown Beegu kindness and who could have shown more kindness. We end the lesson by writing a message to Beegu to show her that she is welcome on Earth.

Lesson 3: Next, we will recall the story Beegu, by Alexis Deacon, and draw a story map to help us remember the plot. We will consider the different ways Beegu felt throughout the story and what caused these feelings. We will extend this lesson by thinking of an action step for each part of the story, focusing on using facial expressions.

Lesson 4: In this lesson, we will receive a letter from Beegu, thanking the children for their kindness. We will plan our own letter, to thank someone who is kind to us. You may want to prepare for the next lesson by drawing a picture for that person, thinking about what they like.

Lesson 5: Finally, we will write a letter of kindness to someone we care about. We will be sure to include the features of a letter, working on sounding out words and learning to write some tricky words. We will extend this lesson by posting the letter and talking about the process mail goes through to reach the intended recipient.

Maths:

Find maths lessons on the following link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/reception/subjects/maths

Lesson 1: In this lesson you will compare capacity using the words full, half full, nearly full, empty, nearly empty. As always, these activities work best when you are with your child, talking together.

Lesson 2: Today, you will compare the capacity of different containers to find out which container holds the most.

7 of the Best Volume and Capacity Worksheets and Resources for ...

Lesson 3: In this lesson you will measure using non-standard units. Did you know you can measure the length of something using your hands or feet or even toy cars? You can find out more on the nrich website.

Length Clipart | Free download on ClipArtMag

Lesson 4: Next, you will compare the weight of objects on Zara’s balance scales. You can find out how to make your own balance scales in the slides following the video.

Science for Kids: Make a Balance | Kid science, Ciencia preescolar ...

Lesson 5: Finally, we will revise the measuring activities that we have completed this week.

Science:

Tally charts – Show your child how to make a tally chart and represent objects by a given mark on a piece of paper. Go on an insect hunt in the garden and collect a selection of insects. Which insect did they find more
of / less of? (Remember to put insects back into their habitat).

What is a Tally Chart? - Twinkl Teaching Wiki

Bug Count Outdoor Worksheet


-Insect shadows: Find a place in your home where you can make shadows. This might be your bedroom or living room, or you could set up a torch or phone to shine light at a wall. See if you can make some insect shadow shapes with your hands e.g. a fluttering butterfly, an eight-legged spider, a creeping caterpillar?


-Plants. Go out on a plant hunt and see if you can find the following, a plant:
 With leaves that aren’t green?
 Growing somewhere unusual e.g. in the cracks of a pavement or the walls of a house?
 That is taller than you?
 With flowers?
 With long leaves?
 That smells nice?
 With tiny leaves?


-Collect some flowers out of your garden. Look at the petals on each plant. Again, look closely at the petals, do they all have the same pattern, colour and shape? Use the petals to create art pictures. Use this opportunity to enhance your child’s vocabulary further by introducing them to different types of flower names e.g. Roses, Daisies, Sunflowers, Pansies etc.

Rose Petal Art for Children | Here Come the Girls
Butterfly petal pictures - Mud & Bloom

-Tally – Collect a range of different leaves, ask your child to sort them. Help them to make a pictogram. Which leaf did they collect the most/least of? How many leaves did they collect altogether?

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History: Children are to look at photographs of themselves and other family members as babies and compare what they can do now with what they could do then.
Use language relating to time in conversation, for example, ‘yesterday’, ‘old’, ‘past’, ‘now’ and ‘then’.

Child Development Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock

Computing:

Purple Mash is an educational, creative and inspiring tool for children aged 3 to 11. It includes a collection of essential child friendly designed tools, games, activities and 1000’s of digital resources for children.

Purple Mash are supporting parents with home schooling by offering 30 days extended free trials. Use the following link to sign up: https://2simple.com/landing-pages/free-access/free-access-pm/

Find out about the site using the following link: https://2simple.com/parents

Activity: Can you draw the feelings faces happy, sad, scared and angry

https://www.purplemash.com/#app/pap/ourselves/feelings

Art: We have an exciting whole school Art competition starting this week. See the details on how you can enter below:

P.E:

Follow the link to find PE activities that can be done individually or in pairs/small groups with a focus on the development of physical competence and actively learning the importance of personal skills to support social, emotional and mental well-being.

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/pe-home-learning

Have a great week!

22.6.20

Hi everyone, I hope you are all safe and well and managing to get out in the sunshine. Please see below the activities set for this week:

Phonics:

Please continue the daily phonics lessons from Read Write Inc (the phonics program we use in school).

Set 1

Set 2  (For children that can read all Set 1 speed sounds).

Reading:

Oxford Owl Free eBook library for children.

Cbeebies Stories

Cbeebies Nursery Rhymes

Writing: This week we will be looking at the story ‘The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water’.

Please find daily lessons at: https://www.thenational.academy/online classroom/reception/english#subjects

Follow the story on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFkI3UcJfLo

Lesson 1: Today, we will learn some features of reptiles. We will be thinking about what makes reptiles unique and choose our favourite reptile to describe. You can extend this lesson by using an encyclopedia to compare reptiles to other animal groups, talking about the similarities and differences.

Lesson 2: In this lesson, we will listen to the story of The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water, by Gemma Merino. We answer questions about the story, justifying our answers with the word ‘because’ to support our communication skills. You can extend this lesson by researching dragons and considering how they differ from crocodiles.

Lesson 3: Then, we will commit The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water, by Gemma Merino, to our memories by drawing a story map. You can extend this lesson by acting out the story and thinking of a step for each part.

Lesson 4: Next, we will use our knowledge of reptiles to draw and describe a reptile of our choice. We will think carefully about what words to use and write some of them down.

Lesson 5: Finally, we will write a fact file about our favourite reptiles, thinking about their appearance, habitats and characteristics. You can extend this learning by making fact files on different types of animals.

Capital letters and lower case letters: Have a go at writing the alphabet using chalk and making the letter using pebbles.
Challenge yourself to write it in lower case letters and capital letters.

Outdoor alphabet learning for toddlers and preschoolers using chalk and rocks from And Next Comes L

Maths:

Have fun with the outdoor maths activities below – hopefully in the sunshine!

Lesson 1: Make a clock outdoors and tell your family the o’ clock times
e.g. 1 o’ clock, 3 o’ clock, 12 o’ clock, 9 o’ clock.

Telling Time Practice Games on an Outdoor Clock!

Lesson 2: Practise adding numbers up to 10 using objects from around the house or from your walks e.g. pine cones, pebbles.

Teaching in Progress: ladybug shake & spill math using sidewalk chalk

Lesson 3: Can you recognise and squirt the number your family member calls out?
(Some children will be able to recognise numbers to 20, while others will recognise numbers to 40)

Lesson 4: On your walks find different sizes of sticks and leaves, then order them from longest to shortest. (Children to use these maths words while carrying out the activity).

Home Education Ideas - Outdoor learning for EYFS - Follow @thenoschoolstart for more ideas and to join the next generation of home educators in the UK #homeschool #homeeducationuk #homeeducation

Lesson 5: Can you make a repeating pattern using objects from nature?
Examples could be – leaf, stick, pebble – repeat x2
– pine cone, berry, leaf – repeat x2
– daisy, leaf, pine cone x2

Math Patterns in Nature | Math patterns, Patterns in nature, Maths ...

Design Technology:

Flower crown kids can make – a great way to inspire imaginary play and get kids being creative outdoors. Perfect for preschoolers!  #flowers #flowercrown #flowercraft #summer #spring #nature #naturecraft #pretendplay #crown #naturecrown #thecrafttrain
Have some outdoor fun. Gather objects from nature, then design and make your very own crown. I’d love to see photographs of you showing off your creative skills.

Science:

Germs!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/germs

In this lesson, we will look at how germs are spread and measures that can be taken to prevent this. The children will learn the importance of effective hand washing and other measures that prevent the transfer of germs.

Bacterial Germ ClipArt Microbes | Teaching Resources

PSHE:

We will be learning about the importance of sleep. We will think about how we feel when we don’t get enough sleep and develop some strategies to support a restful night’s sleep. The key areas that this lesson links to are personal, social and emotional development and physical development.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/why-is-sleep-important

P.E:

This time of year we would normally be taking part in Sports Day in
school. Which of the races and activities are your favourite? Put
together your own mini event using what you can around you/in your
garden. Could you time yourself riding your bike from one place to
another and try to break your own record?

Kids Running Race Clipart 40216 | ISOFTWEB

Geography:

To use with the book "Me on the Map" - so excited to do this with my KinderCuties!
My World Project- Kid World Citizen

This activity will help teach your child geography and increase their global awareness as they begin to grasp their place in the world. Can you please support your child to use Google maps and the internet to find the information needed for each part of the flip book? Use the headings from the first image – me, my house, street, town, country, continent and my planet earth.

Have a great week!!


15.6.2020

Hello everyone, I hope you’ve had a good week despite the rainy weather. Please see below the activities for this week:

Phonics:

Please continue the daily phonics lessons from Read Write Inc (the phonics program we use in school).

Set 1

Set 2  (For children that can read all Set 1 speed sounds).

Reading:

Oxford Owl Free eBook library for children.

Cbeebies Stories

Cbeebies Nursery Rhymes

Please continue to read a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book every day. This can be reading a book aloud every day or sharing a book with an adult.
● Enjoy listening to stories , Reading is fun or bed time stories
● Talk about and model how you retell one of your favourite stories.
● Ask your child what is their favourite story? Can they retell it? Who is your favourite character? Can you describe them?
● Introduce your child to non- fiction books to teach them about the natural world.

Writing:

This week we are going on an adventure with The Hundred Decker Bus. Please find daily lessons at: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/english#subjects

Listen to the story on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjoMDatx0TE

Lesson 1: We start the week by learning some features of buses. At the end of the lesson, we think about where we would like our bus to go.

Lesson 2: In this lesson, we listen to the story ‘The Hundred Decker Bus’ by Mike Smith. We talk about our favourite part of the story and consider why the bus driver wanted to choose a new route. After the lesson, we continue the adventure by drawing our favourite part of the story.

Lesson 3: Today we commit the story of The Hundred Decker bus (by Mike Smith) to memory. We draw a story map to remember the adventure that the bus went on. You can extend this lesson by using the map to act out the story to your teddy after the lesson.

Lesson 4: In this lesson, there’s an exciting delivery! The adult has received a postcard and needs some help reading it. Use your phonics knowledge to help her read it. At the end of the lesson, draw the picture for your own postcard and we will write it tomorrow.

Lesson 5: Finally, we write our postcards together by thinking carefully about what we want to say. Remember to ask your grown ups if you can send your postcard after the lesson to a friend or family member that you are missing. It will be a lovely surprise for them to receive it!

Maths:

This week we will be looking at addition and subtraction, using lessons from The National Oak Academy – number 7 :

https://www.thenational.academy/online classroom/reception/maths#subject

Lesson 1: First, we will practise adding 2 quantities together by counting them all.

Lesson 2: Today we will add 2 quantities together by adding on. This means remembering the initial amount and counting on from that to add on the next amount.

Lesson 3: In this lesson we will start learning about subtraction. We will look at the part-whole model and think about subtraction as partitioning, taking away a part of the whole and finding out how many are left.

Lesson 4: Today we will continue learning about subtraction. We will think about subtraction as taking away and we will make up subtraction stories.

Lesson 5: Finally, we will revise more and fewer by comparing groups of objects and deciding which group has more and which group has fewer.

Children can continue to look at 3D shapes and addition on the White Rose website, using the Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox story:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Classroom Secrets: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/ Please use the EYFS packs on this website and use small objects from around the house to help your child to count.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

Children to continue to play maths games on the Topmarks website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

P.E.:

Get moving and dancing with Oti Mabuse from Strictly Come Dancing every day at 8.30am on CBeebies.

Science:

Fidgety Fish! Let’s dive under into the ocean and find out what it’s like under the sea. You will have the chance to make your own seaside sensory bottle in this lesson by The National Oak Academy.

You will need: A transparent bottle e.g. water bottle, oil. water, colouring and glitter.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/fidgety-fish-ruth-galloway/activities/1/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7YqVz5HIHg

Helping around the house:

  • Help your grown up with the washing up. Talk to your child about why we wash our dishes e.g. to keep ourselves healthy, remove germs and ensure good hygiene practises.
  • Time to make those cars squeaky clean! Add soap to the water to create a foamy madness of bubbles – then get the sponges out to let the children clean their favourite toy cars (or your own car!) to their heart’s content. You could also sprinkle in some glitter for an added glistening effect!

Water drawings:


Fill a bucket and using a range of different sized paint brushes, create water patterns, drawings, letters and numbers on the pavement.


Ice cube painting: https://pagingfunmums.com/2014/07/11/ice-cube-painting/

Freeze some coloured chalks, then let your child watch what happens as the chalk begins to melt on the ground.


Make your own ice lollies – how do we turn the water into ice?


Collect a range of natural objects from outdoors e.g. leaves, grass, flowers, place them into a shallow container and place them into the freezer. Once they are frozen, remove the frozen pictures from the container, place one indoors and one outdoors, keep checking on both pictures and talk to your child about what you can see happening.

Geography/Technology:

Let’s explore our local area. If you can go for a walk, play ‘I Spy’ with your family and see if you can spot some things that are natural and some things that humans have made. Can you make a list of these things at home? If you can’t get out for a walk, you could use Google Maps (this is a fun thing to
do as well as an actual walk!). If you click on the Pegman, and drop him onto the map, you will see the view as if you are really there!

We hope you have a great week.

8.6.2020

Hi everyone, hope you are all safe and well and managing to keep busy at home as well as getting out and about for walks.

This week, please continue to practise writing your full name – it’ll be perfect by the time you return to school.

Please see below the activities for this week:

Phonics:

Free daily phonics lessons from Read Write Inc (the phonics program we use in school).

Set 1

Set 2  (For children that can read all Set 1 speed sounds).

Reading:

Oxford Owl Free eBook library for children.

Cbeebies Stories

Cbeebies Nursery Rhymes

Read a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book every day. This can be reading a book aloud every day or sharing a book with an adult.
● Enjoy listening to stories , Reading is fun or bed time stories
● Talk about and model how you retell one of your favourite stories.
● Ask your child what is their favourite story? Can they retell it? Who is your favourite character? Can you describe them?
● Introduce your child to non- fiction books to teach them about the natural world.

Writing:

This week we will be using Talk for Writing, based on ‘The Amazing Adventures of Max’.
Max is a dog that loves adventures and in this story he ends up on a beach.

Please find the story and activities at: https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Reception-Sue.pdf

Lesson 1: Read or listen to Max’s story (Page 4-5) Talk about the story after reading and children to answer the questions from the booklet.

Lesson 2: Order the story (Page 6) Oh dear, Max’s pictures from the middle of his adventure have got muddled up. Can you work out the order they should be in?

Lesson 3: Getting events in the right order (Page 7) The pictures were all from the middle of the story, look back at the beginning of it, can you act that part out?

Lesson 4: Beginning and ending (Page 8) As there are only pictures from the middle of the story, can you draw some for the beginning and end too? Try
labelling them with key words from each part.

Lesson 5: Telling and inventing stories (Page 9) Do you or a friend have a dog? Tell or make up your own adventure with a dog. What was the funniest thing that happened? Was there anything scary? Can you draw a picture, label it and write a simple sentence?

Maths:

This week we will be exploring 2D and 3D shapes using The National Oak Academy:

https://www.thenational.academy/online classroom/reception/maths#subject

Lesson 1: Sorting 2D shapes Look at 2D shame names (circle, triangle, suare, rectangle) and sort them by their properties (sides, corners). Go on a 2D shape hunt either in your home or on your walk.

Lesson 2: Creating patterns with shapes. Make and spot repeating patterns with 2D shapes. Draw or use natural resources to create your own.

Lesson 3: Finding 3D shapes in the environment. Learn the names of simple 3D shapes – cube, cuboid, sphere, cone, cylinder). Can you find any out and about or in your home?

Lesson 4: Describing 3D shapes. Look at the properties of 3D shapes (faces, vertices, edges) and talk about them, using new language to describe them.

Lesson 5: Revision and practise. A look back at some of the concepts covered so far with home learning.

An extra activity: 2D puzzles – match the shapes to their space and reveal an animal:

https://www.starfall.com/h/geometry/puzzles-easy/?mg=m

Classroom Secrets: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/ Please use the EYFS packs on this website and use small objects from around the house to help your child to count.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

Children to continue to play maths games on the Topmarks website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

Science:


Magic dancing milk! Experiment to find out how different substances react to each other. You will need: A tray/plate, food colouring, milk (full fat best for this), soap and cocktail sticks/cotton bud.

  1. Pour milk to cover the bottom of the tray/dish (milk needs to be at room temperature)
  2. Add a few blobs of food colouring
  3. Put some soap on the end of your cotton bud or fork and dip it in
  4. Watch the colours dance. Discuss why and how this might have happened?
    There are lots of videos of other people doing this online if you want to explore further

Creative Activities:

Make your own play dough. Discuss how the ingredients change throughout the process.

Recipe: Mix together 3 tablespoons of flour and one tablespoon of salt. Pour in a little splash of oil. Slowly add water as you mix until the dry mixture begins to stick together. Knead the dough with your hands.

simple nature mask crafts for children -  Nature superheroes?
Make a mask using leaves, seeds, berries etc. from your walks.
Children can go outdoors to gather materials to construct anything they believe will float well on water. They can make as many objects and utilize as many items from outdoors as they wish and then can use their floating objects to play with outdoors in water.
Children can go outdoors to gather materials to construct anything they believe will float well on water.

P.E:

Keep working out with Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKhGfdSvG3s
You could create your own obstacle course in the garden. Why not link it to maths and see many different exercises you can do in one minute? You could try setting up your own bootcamp.
Discuss with a grown up how your heart feels before, during and after exercise.

1.6.2020

Hello everyone, I hope you’ve had a lovely holiday and enjoyed the fabulous weather with your family and managed to get out for some lovely walks. Please see below the activities for this week:

Phonics – Please continue to take part in the daily Read Write Inc phonics on YouTube via www.ruthmiskin.com. Children to continue to revise set 1 sounds. Continue on to set 2 if you feel your child knows all of set 1 sounds.

9.30am – Speed Sounds Set 1 and 10.00am Speed Sounds Set 2. There are also word time and spelling sessions that will help your child to keep up to date with their sounds and phonic awareness. Please support your child to build the sounds into words and read them with you on a regular basis.

Play Fred games – Touch your ch-i-n (saying each sound) and see if your child can do this. Repeat for things such as: touch the f-l-oor, find a p-e-n. Try progressing to 4 sounds – get me a d-r-i-nk.

Please continue to access Oxford Owl for Read Write Inc decodable books, for your child to read at home.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page

Writing:

This week we are going on an adventure to Outer Space. Please find daily lessons at: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/english#subjects

Lesson 1: We begin the week by learning about The Solar System that we live in. Afterwards, we design our own planet for our own aliens to live on.

Lesson 2: In today’s lesson, we listen to a story about aliens. We also think about the moral of the story and consider why it is important not to judge people based on their appearance.

Lesson 3: In this lesson, we remember the story we heard yesterday and draw a story map to help us retell it. We think about the appearance of the character as we plan to write a character description later this week.

Lesson 4: In this lesson, we design our own alien to live on our planet. We think carefully about its appearance and label the different parts of our alien. Give your alien a name and bring it along to tomorrow’s lesson, where we write a character description!

Lesson 5: In this lesson, we bring our aliens to life! We write sentences about their appearance, focusing on sounding out the words independently. After the lesson, you can create your own aliens at home using playdough, junk modelling or paint.

An extra activity: Adult to write out 10 names with no capital letters, e.g. sam, tom, jill, ben, frank, calum, deb,fran, lee. Your child should Fred talk these to read them and then write them out but change the first letter to a capital. Explore what the sound is – a and the capital is an A. etc.
Repeat for other names or objects each day during the week. Naming and writing capital letters is a really important skill.

Letter formation – please make sure that your child is practising forming all of their letters correctly. Make sure they start in the correct place and go in the right direction – especially those that start with a c formation first – c, o, a, d, g.

Maths – Please continue to use the maths lesson on the following websites (Please use the Reception or EYFS lessons):

Oak Academy: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/maths#subjects

White Rose Hub: Take a look at The Snail and the Whale story on Youtube to support your child’s learning , then go to the White Rose website to complete the daily activities: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

Classroom Secrets: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/ Please use the EYFS packs on this website and use small objects from around the house to help your child to count.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

Your children are familiar with the games on the following website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

Topic: Please find lessons at: https://www.thenational.academy/reception/foundation/polite-manners-1-reception-wk6-1

Lesson 1: In today’s lesson, we are going to be thinking about polite table manners and what constitutes a healthy meal. 

Lesson 2: Today we introduce our topic of the week, which is growing. We learn how plants grow through hearing the story ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’. We then move on to think about how we have grown as humans. 

Lesson 3: In today’s lesson, we will use dry food items or outdoor items to create mosaic art. I wonder what food you will choose to use? Can you find dry food that is lots of different colours?

Lesson 4: Today we will combine different media in order to create a representation of a beanstalk.

Lesson 5: Finally, we are going to use fruit and vegetables to create food printing art. I chose to make a caterpillar, some chicks and some monsters. What will you make with your printing? What colours will you choose to use?

Science: This week we will be looking at water and are going to investigate similarities, differences and changes.
Start by watching this video by Blippi, then try it out for yourself! I’d love to see some photographs.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSjNd2kZW-k

PE: Are you keeping up with Joe Wicks? It’s a great way to keep active daily.

Now have a go at Zumba: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymigWt5TOV8&list=PL4AdkQvgAsmZqrxVuKLE6_fKVy7GN1R6K

Music – Singing is one of the key ways we learn and communicate. There is a great website that has lots of songs the children can join in with and learn. https://www.singup.org/singupathome/

They have a Song of the Week and if you scroll down to the section for EYFS and KS1 Ages 4-7, there are lots of songs for the children to learn and sing along to. They also have songs to listen to in categories such as ‘Silly Stuff’, ‘Relaxing and Soothing’, ‘Songs to get moving’ and songs that are ‘Empowering and Inspiring’. Music is so important for young children and is a great way to engage them at home.

Arthttp://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob (A children’s illustrator has put together a collection of fabulous tutorials).

We hope you have a great week. Please keep in touch with photographs via the school website as we love to know what you’re doing.
new.penshaw@
inspiremultiacademytrust.co.uk


25.5.2020

Hello everyone, I hope you are all continuing to keep safe and well. Please see below the activities for this week:

Next week is officially a school holiday, so I would like you to take the time off from doing any school work and if you do want to do something, then think about things that will help with your mental health, as last week was ‘Mental Health Awareness Week.’ Things you could do:
Help to make the dinner. Decorate stones. Give a member of your family a phone call to tell them you love them. Feed the birds. Make a gift for the bin men – a simple picture would do. You could also choose an activity from the mats below. Have fun!!


I hope you all have a lovely holiday and enjoy the nice weather with your family. Remember to access the blog again week beginning 1st June for more updates and work.
Take care and stay safe.

18.5.2020

Hello everyone, we hope you’ve had a good week and are continuing to keep well and stay safe.

Phonics – Please continue to take part in the daily Read Write Inc phonics on YouTube via www.ruthmiskin.com. Every day Ruth Miskin, who created the Read Write Inc phonics program we use in school, is showing free phonic sessions and you can access each one for 24 hours after it has been streamed. Go to www.ruthmiskin.com then scroll down to the Home Page and click the link to the You Tube channel. Children to continue to learn set 1 sounds. Continue on to set 2 if you feel your child knows all of set 1 sounds.

9.30am – Speed Sounds Set 1 and 10.00am Speed Sounds Set 2. There are also word time and spelling sessions that will help your child to keep up to date with their sounds and phonic awareness. Please support your child to build the sounds into words and read them with you on a regular basis.

 Parents, to make it a little more fun you could make some sound cards (small square pieces of paper with the sound written on) and hide them around your house/garden for your child to find.  How many sounds can they recognise/find?  Once you have found the sounds, use some of these to make words e.g. cat, dig, top, peg.  How many words can you make? Can you write them all down?

Please continue to access Oxford Owl for Read Write Inc decodable books, for your child to read at home. The link below will take you to the page to set up an account, if you haven’t already done so. I tried this myself and it was so easy to do. Took less than 1 minute.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page

Writing: This week we will be looking at the story of Jack and The Beanstalk. Take a look at the story at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q1dfTOoSrA

Jack and The Beanstalk: Christmas Panto | Live Family @ Lancaster ...

Please find daily lessons at: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/english#subjects

Lesson 1 – follow instructions to plant a seed. I wonder if your plant will grow into a plant as big as Jack’s?!

Lesson 2 – children will listen to the story Jack and the Beanstalk. We will design our own beanstalk and think about what it looks like. Maybe after the lesson, you can make a giant beanstalk in your home by painting or junk modelling.

Lesson 3 – let’s draw a story map to help us remember the key parts of Jack and The Beanstalk. Remember to use your story map to tell your teddy the story so that they can learn it too.

Lesson 4 – we will act out the story Jack and The Beanstalk. We also begin writing the story, remembering to use the word bank to help us spot tricky words. You can make the lesson easier by practising sounding out one word at a time.

Lesson 5 – finally, imagine what we would like to find at the top of the beanstalk. Then we will finish writing the story. If you’re feeling creative, you could turn your story into a book by illustrating it after the lesson.

Maths – Please continue to use the maths lesson on the following websites (Please use the Reception or EYFS lessons):

Oak Academy: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/maths#subjects

White Rose Hub: Take a look at the Superworm story on Youtube to support your child’s learning , then go to the White Rose website to complete the daily activities: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfL0g-XRxnA

Classroom Secrets: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/ Please use the EYFS packs on this website and use small objects from around the house to help your child to count.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

Your children are familiar with the games on the following website: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting

Topic – Take a look at the great lessons on the following link: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/foundation#subjects

Lesson 1: In today’s lesson, we are going to be thinking about different emotions and how they make us feel and behave. We will learn some calming breaths to help us during times of heightened emotion.

Lesson 2: Design a mode of transport.

Lesson 3: Today, we are going to be thinking about all of the different ways that we can travel from one place to another. We are going to have a go at being different modes of transport, before putting our actions together with the song A Big Red Bus to finish at the end. 

Lesson 4: During this lesson, we are going to be thinking about the different vehicles that we use to travel from one place to another. We will use construction resources to construct a representation of our chosen vehicle.

Lesson 5: In today’s lesson we are going to be thinking about different modes of transport, then we are going to have a go at creating our own aeroplane! Where is your aeroplane going to fly?

Science – STEM Learning have released some of their resources for you to access at home. Take a look at the website: (https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/primary) The activities are very simple and might be nice to complete as a family. You can do them in the garden or when you go on a walk.  Even better if the sun is shining! 

Click the link below to preview or download the spotter sheets to help you identify common invertebrates or you might know them better as ‘minibeasts’. If you see one, you could write it down in your exercise book and you could even try and draw it. Remember though, it is best to leave them alone, do not touch them and just look with your eyes. The photographs are of various ‘minibeasts’ including different species of bees, butterflies, dragon flies, moths, shield bugs, snails and spiders.

https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/417950/invertebrates-spotter-sheets-suitable-home-learning

Click the link to preview or downloads the spotter sheets to help you identify birds. The sheets contain different species and types of birds and birds found in different habitats so some might be more suitable than others. The sheets include birds of prey, crows and blackbirds, finches, garden birds and geese and swans.

https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/417954/birds-spotter-sheets-suitable-home-learning

P.E. activities – As well as the activities already given, you might like to take a look at these:

Change 4 Life – Indoor activities
https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/indoor-activities

Super Movers – 20-minute active learning programme
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/super-movers-day/zbmnnrd

Nissan PPE Equipment – Nissan are currently making PPE equipment for NHS staff and key workers. This could be things like visors which protect peoples faces or aprons which protect your clothes and bodies. They have asked local school children to get involved by designing a rainbow image that can be added on to the equipment to help put a smile on the key workers faces when they wear them.  

If you would like to take part, please produce a rainbow design and email it to new.penshaw@inspiremultiacademytrust.co.uk. Please include your first name, your age and school at the bottom of your design. Be as creative as you like!

11.5.2020

Hello everyone. We hope you had fun on VE day and are managing to keep yourself busy. I loved looking at the birthday photos that you sent and would like to see more of you learning, as well as showing us how you’re spending your time. Please send photos to the school website new.penshaw@inspiremultiacademytrust.co.uk

Phonics – Children to continue with Read Write Inc learning via www.ruthmiskin.com. Every day Ruth Miskin, who created the Read Write Inc phonics program we use in school, is showing free phonic sessions and you can access each one for 24 hours after it has been streamed. Go to www.ruthmiskin.com then scroll down to the Home Page and click the link to the You Tube channel. Children to continue to learn set 1 sounds.

9.30am – Speed Sounds Set 1. There are also word time and spelling sessions that will help your child to keep up to date with their sounds and phonic awareness. Please support your child to build the sounds into words and read them with you on a regular basis.

Spring Week 4 – Bugs – allbirdsareowls
Can the children find objects around the house/garden beginning with a sound from the alphabet? Eg. Can you find things beginning with the letter ‘f’?

Writing – This week, we will learn about Hansel and Gretel. In the story, the children follow a trail of breadcrumbs to find a house built of sweets! Take a look at the story on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELbcakxFvfc

Please find daily lessons on:https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/english#subjects

In lesson 1, we are going to design our own sweet, thinking about what it looks and tastes like.

In lesson 2, we will listen to the story of Hansel and Gretel. After the story, we will think about the appearance of the wicked witch. You can make her look like my drawing or be as creative as you like designing your own!

In lesson 3, we draw a story map to help us remember Hansel and Gretel. Think carefully about what pictures and words will help you to remember the main parts. After the lesson, you can use the map to tell the story to your teddies.

In lesson 4, we will act out the story of Hansel and Gretel. Writers looking for a challenge will stay and write the first part of the story with Miss Hughes. Remember, it is just as important to be able to tell the story as it is to write it, so practice telling it to your teddies!

In lesson 5, we construct a sweet house, including the sweet we designed in Lesson One. Story writers will complete their story with Miss Hughes, making sure to remember finger spaces.

Maths – There are lots of fabulous maths lesson on the following websites (Please use the Reception or EYFS lessons):

Oak Academy: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/maths#subjects

White Rose Hub: Take a look at The Very Busy Spider story on Youtube, then go to the White Rose website to complete the activities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfL0g-XRxnA

https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Day-1-The-very-busy-spider.pdf

Classroom Secrets: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/ Please use the EYFS packs on this website and use small objects from around the house to help your child to count.

Topic – In this week’s lesson, we will use available resources in order to construct a minibeast. Take a look at the following web address: https://www.thenational.academy/reception/foundation/construct-a-minibeast-reception-wk4-4

Activity – Composting

The ‘magic’ of watching food leftovers turning into soil might be just the way to keep your child active and foster their curiosity about the outdoor environment. Besides, what a great, hands-on recycling class we have! Later, you can use the soil for planting activities.

RE – Activity- children to make a family tree with a handprint for each family member.

Geography – Tee and Mo: Our Little World. Tee and Mo love doing their bit for the environment! Use this fun game to teach your child about recycling, saving water and saving energy.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/tee-and-mo-our-little-world-game

PE – This week I would like you to focus on agility. There is a little video to tell you about how you can practise and improve your agility here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUy-nGjLWQM

Then you can follow the guidance on the video for the following, you will need some space outside for this.

Activity 1: Running – run and touch the fence and back again, as quickly as you can and staying in a straight line.
Activity 2: Tig – your grow-up or a sibling needs to help with this one. Use lunges to avoid being tigged.
Activity 3: Obstacles – use items from your house to avoid when running and then with an intercepting ball!

Have a go at learning to dance the Charleston: https://www.thenational.academy/specialist/creative-arts/dance-the-charleston-specialist-wk3-3#slide-2

4.5.2020

Hello everyone! We hope you are safe and well at home and are having fun and quality time with your family. We hope you’ve been able to look at our school Facebook page to see your New Penshaw friends sending messages and showing what they’ve been up to during lockdown.

Phonics – Children to continue with Read Write Inc learning via www.ruthmiskin.com. Every day Ruth Miskin, who created the Read Write Inc phonics program we use in school, is showing free phonic sessions and you can access each one for 24 hours after it has been streamed. Go to www.ruthmiskin.com then scroll down to the Home Page and click the link to the You Tube channel. Children to continue to learn set 1 sounds.

9.30am – Speed Sounds Set 1. There are also word time and spelling sessions that will help your child to keep up to date with their sounds and phonic awareness. Please support your child to build the sounds into words and read them with you on a regular basis.

Writing – This week the children will be looking at the story of Little Red Riding Hood. They will describe the features of the big bad wolf, make a story map and design a healthy picnic for grandma. Children to work through the daily lessons (Monday to Friday) – on the Oak Academy site. Please use the Reception links. https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception#schedule

Youtube video of Little Red Riding Hood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivg_Yc-YDYo

See below our Read Write Inc handwriting scheme. Look at the rhymes below each letter to form letters correctly. Take a look at the video clip which you can listen to while you practice your letter formation.

Reading – There are some great ebooks on oxford owl. Go to the website and sign up to share lots of lovely stories. Your child should be accessing books for 3-4 years or 4-5 years.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl

There are also lots of good phonic ebooks on the webpage.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/read-write-inc-home

Topic – This week the children will learn some of the attributes of being a good friend. They will learn all about birthdays and find out when their own birthday is and talk about the different ways that we celebrate. They will then help Kipper to design a birthday invitation. Children will have a go at making their own musical instrument to give to someone as a gift on their birthday! Children will create a birthday cake and finally they will make a birthday card for someone in their house, a family member or a friend. Lessons will be found on this website: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/foundation#subjects

Visit Edinburgh Zoo from home and watch the pandas, penguins, tigers and koalas live https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams

Maths – This week the children will be looking at the concept of Time in their maths learning. They will talk about their daily routine, learn the days of the week, measure short periods of time as well as looking at the seasons. Please find daily lessons on https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/maths#subjects

PE – Cosmic kids is a great way for your children to interact with their favourite characters as well as look after their mental well being through yoga. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnO-lGEMOXk

Check out these PE lessons with Joe on https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/all/pe#subjects

Week beginning 27.4.2020

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying this beautiful sunshine. It’s been such a lovely week and I hope you’ve all managed to spend sometime outdoors.

Phonics – Every day Ruth Miskin who created the Read Write Inc phonics program we use in school, is showing free phonic sessions every day and you can access each one for 24 hours after it has been streamed. Go to www.ruthmiskin.com then scroll down to the Home Page and click the link to the You Tube channel. Set 1 sounds can be revised as the children have already covered these. Set 2 sounds can be slowly introduced – one sound per week.

9.30am – Speed Sounds Set 1 and 10.00am Speed Sounds Set 2. There are also word time and spelling sessions that will help your child to keep up to date with their sounds and phonic awareness. Please support your child to build the sounds into words and read them with you on a regular basis.

Read Write Inc. Phonics: Desktop Speed Sounds Chart Pack of 10 by ...

Read Write Inc. - Year 2 Homework Website

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm# (Username: march20 Password: home) Click on parents and then interactive resources to access phonics games for all phases

www.monsterphonics.com (Username: login    Password: homelearning)

Writing – Use the hyperlink below to access Reception lessons on the Oak National Academy website: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/#subjects

Classroom Secrets website have learning packs which are split into different year groups (please use Reception pack) and include writing and maths. To access, click on the link and simply sign up. https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Can children please practise this English, slow pace version of the alphabet? This ‘Little Bay Bum’ website have lots of other nursery rhymes, which are great for our children to learn.

Maths – Take a look on white rose maths it has a maths lesson on for each day.  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ It includes a video, a task and the answers if you want to check the answers. The stories linked to the activities are available on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdWxBn-xvrQ

Classroom Secrets also have maths learning tasks in their learning packs.

Can you please count with your children regularly?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VLxWIHRD4E – count to 20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_SXat0b0Pg – count to 40. Can your child count forwards and backwards? (only if your child is at this level of counting).

Topic

This week aims to provide opportunities for your child to gain a better knowledge and understanding of minibeasts. They will learn about different types of minibeasts and where they live.
Minibeasts: Discuss what they know already about minibeasts. What are they? Where might we find minibeasts?
How many different types of minibeasts can you name? What do minibeasts look like? Where do minibeasts live?
Use the internet to find out more facts. https://www.dkfindout.com/us/

Explore your garden/yard and look for mini beasts. Draw pictures to show what you found and where.

Watch and learn – Minibeast adventures with Jess – Crazy Critters/Bugs for Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuHg5oWF_mo and Mini beast adventures with Jess – Bugs in the garden/TV Shows for Kids/Wizz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8xgh2H5dGw

Create your very own bug hotel! Use a box or bottle and fill it up with twigs, shredded paper, cardboard, pine cones, grass, straw, stones etc. Place your bug hotel in your garden/yard.

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Get Singing – Singing is one of the key ways we learn and communicate. There is a great website that has lots of songs the children can join in with and learn. https://www.singup.org/singupathome/

They have a Song of the Week and if you scroll down to the section for EYFS and KS1 Ages 4-7, there are lots of songs for the children to learn and sing along to. They also have songs to listen to in categories such as ‘Silly Stuff’, ‘Relaxing and Soothing’, ‘Songs to get moving’ and songs that are ‘Empowering and Inspiring’. Music is so important for young children and is a great way to engage them at home.

Arthttp://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob (A children’s illustrator has put together a collection of fabulous tutorials).

We hope you have a good week and we hope to see you soon.

From Miss Dixon and Mrs Isted.

Week beginning 20.4.2020

Hello everyone, I hope that you are all well and that you’ve had a great Easter. Are you enjoying this beautiful weather?

I wanted to send your adults some lesson ideas to support your home learning. I hope you enjoy having a go. If your adults use the ‘Reception’ level lessons, these will be appropriate for our children.


The Oak National Academy launched today, Monday 20 April. This has been created by 40 teachers from some of the leading schools across England, backed by government grant funding. It will provide 180 video lessons each week, across a broad range of subjects from maths to art to languages, for every year group from Reception through to Year 10.

Use the hyperlink below to access Reception lessons: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/#subjects

What else could you do this week:
– Log on to Purple Mash
– https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education This website is really helpful for children of all different ages to access suitable activities.
– Using nature
Planting seeds and watching them sprout and grow is always rewarding. And you don’t need a garden. Pop some multi-purpose compost in a plant pot, plastic cup or old yogurt pot, sprinkle the seeds in and cover with compost.
Encourage your child to take responsibility for making sure the plant has enough water and sunlight, and challenge them to record what happens to the seed each day.
Top tip: Fast growers include mung beans (2-5 days), cress (3-7 days), lima beans (4-7), sprouting seeds (4-12), radishes (7-14), pumpkin (7-21), nasturtium (14-21). Lettuce, basil, chives, mint and parsley are also relatively easy to grow.

– YouTube is an endless source of great exercise and dance videos for young children.
If you’re looking for something additional to Joe Wicks, there’s:
Dance ‘n Beats: for fun dance routines
Just Dance: more challenging videos for older children
Cosmic Kids Yoga: tie them in knots!
Jump Start Jonny: free high-energy workouts

– Take a look on white rose maths it has a maths lesson on for each day.  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/ It includes a video, a task and the answers if you want to check the answers.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception/#subjects
https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/#subjects

Week beginning 9.3.20

Wow! What a busy time we’ve had! Can’t believe it’s the end of another week!
This week in English we have completed our writing about Floyd, the boy whose kite got ‘stuck’ in a tree. We added our own object which he threw up at the tree – these included a rainbow fire truck and a school.

Also this week some of us have been continuing our learning from last week and learning the maths words – first, second, third and last. Others have been learning and using the vocabulary which is used in addition and subtraction and some were finding objects that were longer and longest.

In Language Provision, we have had a great week carrying out science experiments and making bird feeders. First, we were challenged to test whether bubbles are all the same size, can be different shapes and whether we could change their colour. Then, we were challenged to look in the discovery bag and decide whether the things inside were from one tree, more than one and whether everything in the bag came from trees. We had so much fun carrying out the experiments. Finally, we got sticky fingers when we made bird feeders.

Week beginning 2.3.20

Another week has passed by and it has certainly been busy but fun too!
In English this week we have continued to base our learning around the book, ‘Stuck’. At the beginning of the week the children answered comprehension questions about the story. Later in the week, the children began their story writing, including some of the skills we have been learning.

In maths we have continued to look at Time. Some of the children consolidated their learning of o’ clock times, while others ordered pictures from a familiar story as well as from the life cycle of a butterfly.

During our topic learning we looked at ways in which we learn about the weather, then made weather predictions for the UK. We thoroughly enjoyed presenting the weather to our friends. Later in the week, we began to find out ways in which the weather differs during each season in hot countries, such as Kenya and cold countries, such as Alaska.

Week beginning 24.2.20

This week we continued our English learning through Oliver Jeffers’ book ‘Stuck’. We described the character Floyd and identified the features of the book, including when the story took place and how the characters felt. Finally, our favourite lesson of the week was to act out the story – we had so much fun!

In our maths learning, some of the children learnt how to read o’ clock times, while others shared items into groups of 2, 5 or equal groups, using a pictoral method.

During topic learning, the children looked at how daily weather patterns change over time, and how weather may be different in inland/ coastal areas.

Week beginning 10.2.20

This week we began looking at a new book – Stuck, by Oliver Jeffers. In the story, Floyd’s kite gets stuck in the tree and he has an adventure trying to get it out, using lots of interesting objects. First, we did an author study of Oliver Jeffers, learning about his childhood and how his career began. We also read a range of his books. Our first task after reading the book was to make a story map of Stuck.

In our maths learning, one of the children was sharing objects into groups of 2 or 5. One of our boys made some fabulous 3D junk models and was amazing at describing the shapes and their properties. One of the girls showed how she can order significant events in her day, such as her morning and evening routines at home and her school day.

This week was internet safety week. We learnt about how to keep safe when using the internet on our tablets. The main message was to tell an adult if anything unfamiliar appears on our screen.

During our topic learning, we started to keep a weather diary and recorded how the weather changed throughout the day.

Week beginning 3.2.20

Only one more week to go until half term and my goodness we have worked our socks off this half term.
This week in English we have written a recount of our visit to Herrington Country Park. First, we looked at the order of events of the visit and then sequenced them. Some of us focused on using time words, while others made capital letters and full stops their focus.

In maths this week some of us have continued to learn and use the vocabulary linked with 3D shapes and their properties. We made 3D models and described their properties and names. We then went on to describe the properties and names of the shapes using a feely bag activity. We described the properties of the shapes and our partner needed to guess the shape from our description – we loved this activity.

Another group of children looked at the concepts of ‘more’ and ‘less’ in their maths learning this week. They labelled the group which had ‘more’ and the one which had ‘less’.


During our topic lesson we looked at the artist Vincent van Gogh. We looked at his famous paintings and learnt about where he lived and what he liked to paint. As our topic is about weather, we focused on his painting ‘Starry Night’. We recreated our own version using van Gogh’s style of painting.

Week Beginning: 27.1.2020

Another week has passed us by and as always language provision children have been extremely busy!
This week in English we have been writing our retell based on the story One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth. We used our learning from previous lessons to help us to know the sequence of the story as well as the characters and story plot.

In maths this week some of us have been learning all about 3D shapes and whether they can roll or stack. We experimented using ramps to find the shapes that could roll, then found the shapes which could be stacked. It was great fun!

As our topic is linked to the seasons, we went for a walk to Herrington Country park to look for signs of winter. We looked at the trees and found both evergreen trees and others that had lost their leaves. We were so excited to find ice in some of the puddles. We’re hoping that it’ll snow before the end of our topic.